Product Overview : Configuring Your Cube
The Cube’s simple ‘plug-and-play’ feature via HDMI makes it a true powerhouse when it comes to innovative displays that make an immediate impact. With HDMI, the ability to add a splitter between the video source and Cube allows for seamless daisy chaining and display configuring. Whether you’re running multiple Cubes or connecting it to a series of displays, projectors, LED’s, the single source output simplifies the setup and breakdown process.
There are a few ways in which to send your video content source to the Cube. We will discuss a few ways to go about configuring your Cube via Video Repeat and Individual Video Panel Controlled feeds.
Cube Input : Video Source Repeat
Video Source Repeat is by far the simplest method of displaying on your Volanti Cube. Using a standard video source such as a laptop, media player, or any device with HDMI out, one can plug-and-play by simply connecting to the Cube’s HDMI output. No additional software is required to get your video content source up and running on the Cube. Depending on your computer’s OS one may need to change the resolution on your laptop’s output secondary display to 1920 x 1080 or higher to get an edge to edge image. Typically the video cards in media players will have an automatic detection built in that will read and send the video source signal at its appropriate resolution.
Whether you’re running visuals for live shows, trade shows or club scene visuals, VJ software such as Resolume, GrandVJ, or Modul8 will allow you to get a little more hands on when it comes to designing and controlling the Cube’s content. The choice of software is completely up to you but all will give you the ability to perform on-the-fly visuals.
Cube Input : Individual Panel Control
Individual Panel Controlled feeds are possible using a couple different techniques. One being the use multiple video sources, while the other being a single source input which requires additional mapping software such as Madmapper. Although using multiple video sources isn’t practical in a lot of digital signage based applications it does allow for a “maximum” controlled working environment. Whether running individual live feeds from social media based platforms or multiple user interfaces such as gaming applications, this technique would best fit for a shared Cube platform.
Using aftermarket software primarily used in the projection mapping world, the user has the ability to construct their visuals on a single virtual based interface. Once the user has created their virtual cube environment and has assigned visuals to each Cube plane, the next step would be to send the signal out. Instead of sending your signal out to a projector, you would sent it out to the Cube’s input.
Cube Input : Video Source Mapping COMING SOON!
Volanti Displays is currently testing a single video source mapping solution for the Cube using a 4K splitter and 3rd party mapping software. Using the 4K splitter to map your video content will require a little a more back end configuration than the previous methods stated above. Using the IR remote, the user can assign and split a single video source command to each individual panel using the Video Wall Configuration option. By selecting each individual panel and assigning a designated area of the video content composition to be shown, the user can map the desired content around the Cube.
Volanti will continue to explore ways to display and map visuals and will follow up with more info and detailed tutorials in future posts.